UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF SCOTLAND

Senior Lecturer, Digital Transformation 

Location
Paisley, Renfrewshire (GB)
Salary
£53,353 to £61,823 per annum 
Posted
04 Oct 2022
End of advertisement period
27 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Learning Transformation 
Paisley Campus

Senior Lecturer, Digital Transformation 
AC4: £53,353 to £61,823 per annum 
Full time: 35 hours per week, Permanent

Senior Lecturer, Digital Transformation
Learning Transformation has an exciting vacancy for Senior Lecturer, Digital Transformation. The successful post-holder will have a senior role within the department and will be responsible for providing leadership of digital transformation at UWS to support an excellent student experience. This will be premised on leading the implementation, development, ongoing enhancement, and management of our UWS digital ecosystem comprising sector-leading digital technologies supporting digital pedagogy and innovative approaches to learning, teaching and assessment across online, campus-based, and flexible learning contexts and spaces. 

Learning Transformation is a dedicated team comprising academics, learning designers and digital learning technologists, sitting within the Office of the Vice Principal Learning, Teaching and Students. You will join us as we strive to continuously enhance learning, teaching, and curriculum at UWS, in turn inspiring our students and wider University community and, through modern teaching and impactful research, continue to deliver innovative solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges.

This post will join Learning Transformation at an exciting time, as energies focus on delivery of a year-long institutional Digital Transformation project in which the post-holder will have a key role in harnessing the power of digital technologies and practices to support best-in-class flexible learning and supporting staff to make best use of digital learning, teaching, and assessment. The post-holder will be central to shaping the strategic vision for digital pedagogy at UWS aligned with our ambitions set out in the UWS Curriculum Framework and drawing on relevant research, evidence, and best practice in innovative approaches from across education sectors in the UK and internationally. The post-holder will be responsible for leading a sub-area within Learning Transformation which includes Digital Learning Technologists providing support for staff using a range of technologies in their academic practice and in the design of flexible and hybrid learning. As well as working with colleagues across Learning Transformation, this role will necessitate working closely with a range of technical-focused colleagues in Information Services in the scoping, implementation, evaluation, development of support and sharing of best practice linked to the UWS Digital Ecosystem. 

The successful candidate should have the following:

  • PhD, relevant postgraduate qualification, or equivalent professional experience
  • Advance HE Fellowship or Senior Fellowship, or equivalent professional recognition such as CMALT or Senior CMALT (Certified Membership of the Association for Learning Technology or Senior Certified Membership of the Association for Learning Technology), or significant progress towards completing.
  • Track record of learning, teaching, and assessment in Higher Education, including specific expertise in digital pedagogies and technology-enhanced learning.
  • Ability to lead educational projects related to socialising a vision and implementation of the UWS digital learning ecosystem and the associated enhancement of digital pedagogies and practices through the design of support and development opportunities. 
  • Comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of policy, research and scholarship related to digital pedagogy and learning technology within higher education, including emerging trends and technologies within learning, teaching, and assessment.
  • Experience of initiating collaborative working with a broad range of stakeholders (e.g., in a project environment, within a teaching team, or creation of a special interest group/ community of practice)
  • Developed expertise on learning spaces to support the digital enhancement of learning spaces at UWS (across five physical campuses and online environments).
  • Developed research skills in being able to develop evidence-led and scholarship-informed change within Digital Transformation.
  • Commitment to delivering high quality teaching and supporting an outstanding student experience.

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Dr Alison Gilmour, Head of Learning Transformation: Alison.Gilmour@uws.ac.uk  

Further information, including details of how to apply are available at https://jobs.uws.ac.uk/


Closing Date:     Thursday 27th October 2022
Interview Date:     w/c Monday 7th November 2022 

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups. 
UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.
University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.